WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Why the UW flag is flying on the city’s highest flagpole

The photo is from Our Lady of Guadalupe School – near the city’s highest elevation at 35th/Myrtle – where the Huskies’ flag is flying this week. Here’s why:

Monday morning, Principal Anton Kramer raised the University of Washington flag above Our Lady of Guadalupe school. UW came out on top at last year’s Huskies v. Cougars spring-auction showdown, which means the highest point in Seattle will be flying Purple and Gold for this weekend’s Apple Cup.

At OLG’s 50th Golden Anniversary auction, in March of 2022, we will again be auctioning the honor of raising either the WSU or UW flag at OLG. Who will come out on top? Will Crimson and White be flying above OLG this time next year?

Want to attend to make sure that your school’s flag is raised? Or looking for a local sponsorship opportunity? Please reach out to olgprocurement@gmail.com we would love to chat with you.

P.S. The principal’s flag-raising assistants in the photo are Husky fans Stella and Gresham.

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Why the UW flag is flying on the city's highest flagpole"

  • Eddie November 23, 2021 (9:31 am)

    Go Cougs!

  • Sillygoose November 23, 2021 (10:01 am)

    GO COUGS!!!! 

  • sam-c November 23, 2021 (10:45 am)

    Go Huskies ! 

  • Nora November 23, 2021 (11:31 am)

    “Crimson and white”?! Excuse you, but it’s crimson and gray. GO COUGS!

  • trickycoolj November 23, 2021 (12:00 pm)

    Fired Coaches Cup is going to be ugly. 

  • JJ November 23, 2021 (12:43 pm)

    I assumed it was to honor them for doing their own PCR testing and disease surveillance when the national tests had failed, and leading the nation by making known the invisible killer among us, thereby letting knowledge and truth be guiding principles,  even when ignorance, and deception, and cover-ups were the preferred approach of our federal government. I think I will always honor UW for that. But yeah, winning a football game is nice too, I suppose.

    • Also John November 23, 2021 (1:29 pm)

      @JJ….       I’m a Coug and completely agree with the UofW leadership regarding Covid.  Great job Huskies!      However, I hope the Cougs win the Apple Bowl.

    • Pessoa November 23, 2021 (7:04 pm)

      What “coverup” are you referring to? It is a worldwide event with as many approaches to the pandemic  as there are countries – some of whom seem to have had a better approach than our own so-called “experts.”  

  • Jeepney November 23, 2021 (2:36 pm)

    Go Dawgs!!! Thanks to the Husky who supported this great cause.  Hopefully some Cougs can put in some bids to raise some more $$$$.

  • Chelle November 23, 2021 (5:30 pm)

    Go Cougs!! 

  • HD November 23, 2021 (6:15 pm)

    It’s Ol’ Crimson!  Go COUGS!!!!

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